From medical clinics to Mayan villages, a mission to improve care has grown DripDrop into a global force for good.
DripDrop works with leaders across many industries to reduce dehydration’s impact on health, performance, and safety. After winning the support of the nation’s top hospitals, we’re focused on making our breakthrough hydration solution available to everyone.
Since its inception, DripDrop has been a company founded on care: doctors caring for patients, parents caring for children, friends caring for each other. In addition to making our hydration solution available to everyone, the DripDrop team is committed to reduce suffering caused by dehydration and create a new standard in wellness.
Rooted in Relief
As a medical student, Dr. Eduardo Dolhun witnessed people — especially children — dying unnecessarily from dehydration while on a relief mission in Guatemala. Lacking the skilled labor to insert IV therapy at this location, Dr. Dolhun learned first hand how effective, less painful and speedy oral rehydration solutions could be in treating and preventing life-threatening dehydration. He also learned their major limitation: poor taste due to higher (medically relevant) electrolyte levels that impeded or prevented their use.
The power of ORS
Oral Rehydration Solutions were created by doctors more than 50 years ago to treat deadly dehydration in developing countries. They contain a precise, proven ratio of salts, sugars and other ingredients.
Today ORS save over three million children around the world each year, and are recognized by Doctors Without Borders and the World Health Organization as one of the most important medical advances of the last century.
Discover why water and sports drinks aren't able to compete with the hydrating power of an ORS.
DripDrop: An Evolution in ORS
In 2007, while running a private family practice in San Francisco, Dr. Dolhun grew tired of prescribing poor tasting rehydration solutions to his patients. He set out to create a new formula that his patients might actually drink; one that combined efficacy with great taste.
By 2010, Dr. Dolhun had perfected his formula for DripDrop, the first ORS to combine medical grade hydration and excellent taste. After a few years distributing DripDrop in relief settings, we recognized that an American healthcare system that favors expensive, invasive IV therapy to treat dehydration was ripe for disruption.
Are you serious or curious about hydration? Discover how DripDrop can hydrate you better than water or sports drinks.